Metronomy: Josh Homme Has Good Taste

5 March 2014, 11:22

Metronomy

Joe Mount from Metronomy has told Radio X about how it felt to have one of his heroes - Josh Homme - say he was a fan of the band.

The Queens of the Stone Age frontman admitted in an interview with Spin that he loved Metronomy's last album The English Riviera, describing it as sounding "like the bleak coast of England".

"He's got taste," Joe joked on last night's X-Posure as he prepared to talk Radio X's John Kennedy through new record Love Letters track by track.

"It was funny because a couple of years ago I got an email from an engineer who works at Pink Duck, which is Josh's studio, and I was kind of like 'well this is a bit odd, this is bizarre, this is weird' and I kind of assumed that maybe he was interested in the group.

"It wasn't until we were playing Coachella and we were mid-song and I looked to the side of the stage and I saw him and I was like, 'oh my God, it's happening'."

Joe added that QOTSA's 2002 album Songs For The Deaf was an influential record for him.

"I got into them when I was like... 20 years old. It was the first rock album I'd bought for a really long time and I listened to that non-stop for months and that was how I found out about Queens of the Stone Age.

"The great thing about them is you are always welcome to the party."

Joe was talking John Kennedy through new album Love Letters - out Monday - track by track on last night's X-Posure.

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